Leucoraja fullonica

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Shagreen ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Linné, C. (1758)
Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, regnum animale, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus differentiis synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Stockholm, Laurentii Salvii, 824pp.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasybatis fullonica, Leucoraja rondeleti, Raia chagrinea, Raia fullonica, Raia fullonica., Raja chagrinea, Raja fullonia, Raja fullonica, Raja gallica, Raja rondeleti, Raja (Leucoraja) fullonica, Raja (Raja) fullonica, Raja (Raja) rondeleti

Leucoraja fullonica
XXXX: No types known;
Raja chagrinea
XXXX: No types known;
Raja gallica
XXXX: no types known;
Raja rondeleti
Syntype: MNHN: uncat. Sète MNHN: 1898-1249; MNHN: uncat. Banyuls MSN: 592-1876 (6132 (old: MZUF 1075))

Description :

Citation: Leucoraja fullonica (Linnaeus, 1758): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
deu \(T\) Chagrinroche, deu \(T\) Chagrinrochen, deu \(T\) Fullers Rochen, deu \(T\) Walkerrochen, spa Cardaire, spa Morel, spa Piscat, spa Rajada, spa Raya blanca, spa Raya cardadora, spa Raya morruda, spa Romaguera, fra \(T\) Cardeira, fra \(T\) Clavelade, fra \(T\) Flossade, fra \(T\) Raie chardon, fra \(T\) Rocher, eng Dun cow, eng Fuller"s ray, eng Fuller"s shagreen ray, eng Raie-chardon, eng Rough flapper, eng Shagreen ray, eng Shagreen skate, ita Raya cardadora, ita Razza spinosa, por Arraia, por Raia, por Raia pregada, por Raia-pregada

Short Description
Snout pronounced, rather pointed; disc rhomboid, with angled outer corners upper surface entirely spinulose, underside prickly on large areas; about 8 thorns usually in a complete row around inner margin of eye, small thorns on scapular, generally a row of about 50 thorns on each side of midline from shoulder to first dorsal fin; upper surface plain ashy-grey, underside white [7182].

Eastern Atlantic: Murmansk in Russia, Norway, southern Iceland, the Faroes, northern North Sea and Skagerrak to northern Morocco, including western Mediterranean and the Madeira Islands.
First records: 2019: Syrian coastal waters (eastern Mediterranean) [27314] Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: low; price reliability: reliable: based on ex-vessel price for this species

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
120 cm TL (male/unsexed; [20241]); 111 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 30 - 550 m [7180]

shark-references Species-ID=3490;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Otodistomum veliporum (Creplin, 1837) Stafford, 1904 [22616]

  • Calliobdella nodulifera (Malm, 1863) [22616]